Buhari reconstitutes NEITI Governing Board, appoints new Executive Secretary

Posted by News Express | 24 February 2016 | 2,120 times

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Waziri Onibiyo Adio as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

The appointment, which takes immediate effect, was announced yesterday evening in a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Until his appointment, Mr. Adio was a Communication Consultant and Publisher of Metrolope Magazine.  Between 1995 and 2003, he held various editorial positions in Thisday Newspaper and was Special Adviser, Research and Strategy, Office of the Senate President, from August 2003 to October 2004.  He was appointed Communication Specialist by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2004, a position he held until 2007when he left to serve as Director of Communications, NEITI, from May 2007 to June 2008.

​Mr. Adio graduated with a BSc. (Mass Communication) from the University of Lagos in 1992, and obtained MSc. (Journalism) Degree from Columbia University, New York, United States of America in 1999. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, 2009.

•Photo shows NEITI Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio.


Source: News Express

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